3L Diversity Scholarship
The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation (“EBGBF”) is proud to announce Jashauna Adams has received the 2019 3L Diversity Scholarship!
The Foundation co-sponsored the $5,000 scholarship with California ChangeLawyers, an organization that supports the bright and diverse ChangeLawyers of tomorrow by eliminating roadblocks that exists between law students and legal success.
Adams is an April 2019 graduate of California Western School of Law. She served as Vice President of the Christian Legal Society, Treasurer of the Employment and Labor Law Society, was an active member of Black Law Student Association, and a mentor with the school’s Buddy Program. Adams has taken further action to address issues in the community by conducting an annual blood drive, and a professional clothing drive to provide clothes to those who cannot afford to buy a professional wardrobe for jobs, job interviews, or court hearings.
Adams was admitted to the Pro Bono Honor Society and awarded the Student of Distinction Award in both 2018 and 2019. She has aspired to be an attorney since she was five years old. Surviving homelessness, dealing with parent incarceration, and navigating injustices, have given Adams the strength to endure hardship, and the passion to challenge systematic oppression. As a future attorney, Adams seeks to provide legal services to help restore hope in those who feel powerless.
On April 16, 2019, at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, in Orange County, the Foundation was privileged to celebrate Adams’ selection as the Foundation’s scholarship recipient for her high academic achievement and active leadership in law school and the community.
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